Jim Kunstler talks a lot about the "trainwreck" that is the US, and how it's unable to cure itself. If we ever needed evidence of their blind insistence on sticking to the old ways, regardless of how the country is going down the gurgler, take a look at these two items from today's Huffington Post. Don't even start me on the birthers and the tea-baggers. How did a fundamentally decent country like the US get themselves into this mess?
Republicans block debate on a bill to reform the banking system.
Well that's OK, after all the banks have promised not to do those terrible things again.
Big Oil Fought Off New Safety Rules Before Rig Explosion.
We can't have details like spill protection interfering with our right to maximise shareholder value, now, can we. So now there's an oil well valve 5000ft under water, spewing raw crude into the Gulf of Mexico.